UK: Prince Harry got extra security during attack

/ 06:27 PM September 18, 2012

In this image from video, Britain’s Prince Harry is shown an Apache helicopter by a member of his squadron, obscured behind, (name not provided) at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan, Friday Sept. 7, 2012. AP/TV Pool

LONDON— Britain’s defense secretary says Prince Harry got extra protection when the Taliban attacked his base in Afghanistan last Friday.

Philip Hammond says the prince, a helicopter pilot, was moved to a secure position once it was clear that the perimeter of Camp Bastion had been breached.


In an interview with the BBC Monday night, Hammond said: “He is serving there as an ordinary officer but clearly there are additional security arrangements in place that recognize that he could be a target himself specifically as a result of who he is.”

Two U.S. Marines were killed and six planes were destroyed. The Taliban said the attack was staged to avenge a film that insulted Islam and because Harry is serving at the base.


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